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WhatsApp rolls out TV campaign in India to tackle fake news

Dec 4, 2018 by The Passage Team
WhatsApp rolls out TV campaign in India to tackle fake news

After radio, WhatsApp will now run a television ad campaign in India — a global first for the Facebook-owned company — as it looks to crackdown spread of fake news on its platform ahead of the general elections in the country next year.

WhatsApp, in a statement, said it has conducted extensive research with users in India and then developed three ad films that are based on a real user’s experience.

“The three films will be available on TV, Facebook, and YouTube in nine languages and reach the diverse population that makes up WhatsApp users. The campaign is timed to start just prior to the elections in Rajasthan and Telangana and WhatsApp will build on this effort headed into the national election next year,” the statement added.

Source: Livemint

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